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Information Leaflet 8: Handling of Major Planning Applications
What types of application might be subject to Article 31?

Where the Department considers that any or all of the circumstances described above are satisfied they may decide to apply the Article 31 procedures. In deciding whether to apply applications the Department will use the following criteria:
  • the strategic significance of proposals
  • the environmental effects of proposals
  • the scale and nature of proposals.
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